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Goodness. That really was a complete guess - possibly revealing my opinions of politicians.

 

Anyway onward and upward to something different.

 

Midhurst White ; Norfolk Grey; Staffordshire Blue;

 

Which is the odd one out and to avoid it having a 33% chance of a correct guess you must say why it is the odd one out.

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Norfolk Grey is a breed of chicken. Assuming SP's assertion re Stafford Blue is correct, I suspect that Midhurst White is either a type of cheese or a breed of poultry -- to me it sounds more like poultry; so I'll guess that Stafford Blue is a cheese and the other two are breeds of poultry?

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Not quite there yet.

 

Norfolk Grey is indeed a chicken

 

A Staffordshire blue is not

 

A Midhurst white is also not (You are right that far)

 

So what are the blue and the white? Clue: They would do a lot of damage if you tried to eat them - especially to your teeth.

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Bricks.

 

and first to jump can set next Q

 

Well done T&C - that's a DING

Staffordshire Blues are a very hard engineering brick and there are millions of them all over the railways in bridges viaducts and other structures.

Midhurst whites are a very soft brick mainly used in side as they erode quickly in the weather.

 

Over to SP

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Is it "Quatermass and the Pit"? Was Hobbs the name of the tube station?

 

That film is on the TV this afternoon... 15.:55 on the Horror Channel ( Sky 316, Virgin 149 & Freesat 138)

As kid, I watched it as a serial on the television (also The Quatermass Experiment and Quatermass II which preceeded it )... Mostly from behind the sofa :lol:

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Is it "Quatermass and the Pit"? Was Hobbs the name of the tube station?
A martian DING! for that. Hobbs End was the fictional tube station where 'things were unleashed' in this excellent movie version of the 1958-59 Nigel Kneale penned BBC-TV series of the same name. I'm lucky enough to have both on DVD. Over to you!
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That's a DING! for Beach Hut.

 

Thanks very much.

 

Quick and hopefully straight-forward question next. What English word derives from the Italian word for 'to turn a somersault'?

 

EDIT: apologies, I've re-checked my sources and seen I've worded the question incorrectly. Sorry Pajaholic.

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"Fall" is "cadere" or "cascare". However, several languages have similar forms for the same semantic and so the following could have derived from the Italian (or another language from the same root):

 

From cadere, we have cadence, cadenza, etc. From cascare, we have cascade etc.

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